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Top 100 Advertising Agencies in Washington DC

January 2023

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Looking for an advertising company to increase your visibility with your target audience? We want to help, so we compiled this list of the top advertising agencies and marketing companies in Washington DC. Browse descriptions, feedback, and awards to find which can best suit your company’s needs. 

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List of the Best Washington DC Advertising Companies

  • 1
    • Scheduling

      4.8
    • Quality

      4.9
    • Cost

      4.8
    • NPS

      5.0
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    • $25,000+
    • 50 - 249 employees
    • Washington, DC

    A leading digital marketing and brand management company, REQ outpaces changes in today’s rapidly evolving media landscape by bringing reputation, advocacy, brand, and business results to new heights. Offering a comprehensive suite of solutions and technologies that define, connect, and protect brands, REQ serves global brands and leaders in technology, real estate, entertainment, government, hospitality, retail, and finance. The company has been named to both the Inc. 500 and Deloitte Fast 500 lists as one of the fastest growing companies in America, as well as Inc.’s Best Workplaces. Founded in Washington, DC in 2008, REQ has offices and employees in New York, Boston, and San Francisco. 

    Clients

    • Waymo
    • eBay
    • Intel
    • PayPal

    Industries

    Notable Project

    REQ provides digital strategies and web design support to share policy information with a larger audience. They also assist with events and social media.

    “REQ has helped us significantly expand our growth by upwards of 1,000%.”

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  • 2
    • $10,000+
    • 250 - 999 employees
    • Arlington, VA

    Power Digital is a digital marketing agency based in San Diego with an office in New York. The agency, founded in 2012, has more than 300 employees and provides content marketing, email marketing, PPC, SEO, social media marketing, web design, and PR services. Power Digital serves mid-market and other-sized companies in the consumer products & services, advertising & marketing, business services, and retail industries. 

    Clients

    • TOMS
    • Dropbox
    • Airbnb
    • The Honest Company

    Industries

    Notable Project

    Power Digital Marketing handled a house inspection firm's social media marketing campaigns. They conducted acquisition and growth campaigns to acquire inspection companies and recruit inspectors, respectively.

    "I think one of the things I was most impressed with was their ability to remain organized despite our chaos at times."

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  • 3
    • $25,000+
    • 10 - 49 employees
    • Washington, DC

    Social Driver is a digital agency founded in 2011 with a team of over 10 members. Based in Washington, DC, they offer web design, social media marketing, and digital strategy solutions for clients ranging from small firms to large businesses in the fields of health care and nonprofit, among others.

    Clients

    • American Nurses Association
    • The Education Trust
    • Elizabeth Dole Foundation
    • Goodwill Industries International

    Industries

    Notable Project

    Social Driver maintains a nonprofit organization’s website and provides occasional web development services. They periodically meet to discuss special projects and other concerns.

    "Their customer service is impressive!"

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  • 4
    • $1,000+
    • 10 - 49 employees
    • Washington, DC

    Online Optimism is a digital marketing agency from New Orleans. It was founded in 2012 and now has a team of 12 that provides a wide variety of services including web design, SEO, PPC, social media marketing, digital strategy, email marketing and more.

    Clients

    • Decide DeKalb
    • Truck Driver Institute
    • St. Thomas Community Health Center
    • Doctors for America

    Industries

    Notable Project

    Online Optimism is managing an HR company’s SEO and PPC campaigns. They’ve implemented changes on the site and added new content. They work closely with the client to tweak the platform. 

    "It’s almost like they’re my in-house employees doing work under my direction."

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  • 5
    • $10,000+
    • 2 - 9 employees
    • Washington, DC

    Founded in 2015, niftic agency is headquartered in Washington DC, and has a satellite office in Salt Lake City, Utah. niftic agency's team of around 5 employees focuses on web design, web development, and custom software development.The client appreciated niftic agency's technical expertise and innovative solutions.

    Clients

    • The North Face
    • Change.org
    • Lexus
    • BRAC

    Industries

    Notable Project

    Niftic Agency creates organic digital software to boost sales leads, building and integrating a chatbot with social APIs to direct qualified inbound traffic. Soon, they’ll expand to broader product marketing. 

    "We don’t recommend many firms, but I highly recommend Niftic Agency."

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  • 6
    • Scheduling

      4.8
    • Quality

      4.8
    • Cost

      4.6
    • NPS

      4.8
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    • $100,000+
    • 50 - 249 employees
    • Alexandria, VA

    Yes& (formerly Beyond Definition) is a branding agency located in Silver Spring, Md. Founded in 2003, Beyond Definition's team of around 20 specializes in mobile app development, graphic design, and web development. Beyond Definition works primarily with midmarket and small business clients in the business services, non-profit, and consumer products industries. 

    Clients

    • Exxon Mobil
    • Atlas Brew Works
    • Sage Water
    • NPR

    Industries

    Notable Project

    Yes& provides web development and maintenance services. The agency also built a website, managed social media accounts, and produced newsletters and email blasts.

    "Yes& has exceeded 100 percent of our expectations and have brought a lot to the table for us."

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  • 7
    • Scheduling

      4.6
    • Quality

      4.8
    • Cost

      4.8
    • NPS

      4.9
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    • $10,000+
    • 10 - 49 employees
    • Washington, DC

    Founded in 2016, Design In DC is a digital design agency that works with small and mid-market businesses. A team of 25 employees with a wide-range of skills, their technical services include app development, web development and maintenance. Design In DC also offers creative services such as videography and photography to enhance client projects. 

     

    Clients

    • Reflexion
    • Altumint
    • Modality Solutions
    • Twin Bridges

    Industries

    Notable Project

    Design In DC designed and developed an interactive WordPress website for a software development company from scratch, implementing the client’s content strategy and desired elements into their designs.

    “They do a great job at breaking away from how traditional, template-based WordPress sites look.”

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  • 8
    • Undisclosed
    • 10 - 49 employees
    • Alexandria, VA

    Williams Whittle is an advertising agency that practices a wide variety of services including media planning & buying, branding, and marketing strategy. They are based in Alexandria, Virginia and currently have fewer than 20 employees. The company was founded in 1967.

    Clients

    • American Institute for Cancer Research
    • National Park Trust

    Notable Project

    Williams Whittle provides branding services, which has included logo design, crafting a mission statement, and developing a website. They also manage campaigns and provide ongoing support.

    "Williams Whittle's work has been extremely valuable overall; we are where we are today thanks to their help."

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  • 9
    • $1,000+
    • 10 - 49 employees
    • Washington, DC

    Founded in 2016, BluShark Digital LLC is located in Washington. With more than 48 employees, they provide digital strategy, content marketing, and SEO for midmarket and small businesses. They focus on the legal, health care, medical, and business services industries.

    Clients

    • Price Benwotiz LLP
    • Atlanta Divorce Law Group
    • Whitley Law Firm
    • Hacking Law Practice

    Industries

    Notable Project

    A law group hired BluShark Digital LLC to build a platform that would serve as the backbone of the practice. The team assists with SEO & PPC, editing content, and updating our site with video. 

    "I couldn’t be happier with them."

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  • 10
    • Scheduling

      4.9
    • Quality

      4.9
    • Cost

      4.9
    • NPS

      5.0
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    • $250,000+
    • 50 - 249 employees
    • Washington, DC

    Sensis is an integrated cross-cultural marketing agency with offices in Los Angeles Washington, D.C., Austin, and Atlanta. Founded in 1998, the team of 90+ offers advertising, research, digital experience, PR, social media, and branding. They develop research-based campaigns that drive measurable ROI their clients.

    Clients

    • AltaMed
    • Sempra Energy
    • OC Fair
    • Metrolink

    Industries

    Notable Project

    Sensis overhauled a university extension’s marketing department with the goal of transferring all operations to the in-house team. They implemented best practices, wrote brand guidelines, and trained staff.

    "They were very focused on establishing calmness in the unit and creating a clear direction to guide their work."

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  • 11
    • $25,000+
    • 10 - 49 employees
    • Washington, DC

    Alliance Interactive is a Washington, D.C.-based web and digital agency that was founded in 2003. Alliance Interactive's team of 7 employees has worked with all types of clients ranging from nonprofits to large B2B organizations. The firm specializes in web design, web development, digital strategy, and SEO.  

    Industries

    Notable Project

    Alliance Interactive served in the creative vanguard for an international development organization. They redesigned the website, adding features to improve UX, including a resource library and a story hub.

    “We love our new website. It serves the organization well and absolutely met our expectations.”

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  • 12
    • $5,000+
    • 2 - 9 employees
    • Washington, DC

    Kabooface Marketing, LLC, an advertising company, was founded in 2016. They are located in Charlotte, North Carolina and have a small team. Kabooface Marketing, LLC provides advertising, event marketing & planning, media planning & buying, and social media marketing.

    Industries

    Notable Project

    Kabooface Marketing, LLC works with a CBD and cosmetic surgery company on their digital marketing efforts. They manage SEO, PPC, forecasting, projection, among other marketing aspects.

    “They guide me into making the best and most informed decisions possible to maximize our reach and revenue.”

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  • 13
    • Scheduling

      5.0
    • Quality

      5.0
    • Cost

      5.0
    • NPS

      5.0
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    • $10,000+
    • 10 - 49 employees
    • Washington, DC
    Headquartered in Gaithersburg, Maryland, Outright is a advertising company. They offer advertising, branding, social media marketing, ux/ui design, and more and were founded in 2015.

    Clients

    • me too. Movement
    • YouTube
    • Google
    • Share Our Strength

    Industries

    Notable Project

    Outright was tasked with redesigning a reproductive healthcare advocacy nonprofit's website. They provided a dense platform with endless details. 

    "Every team member we work with communicates clearly, kindly, and is a joy to talk to."

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  • 14
    • $10,000+
    • 50 - 249 employees
    • Washington, DC

    Strategies 360 is a public relations and strategic positioning firm headquartered in Seattle, Wash. The firm has 12 satellite offices scattered along the West Coast, as well as one in Washington, D.C. Strategies 360 was founded in 2004 and has around 100 employees. In addition to PR, Strategies 360 offers many other services, including web design, UX/UI design, search engine optimization, and more. The majority of its clients are in government and business services.

    Industries

    Notable Project

    Strategies 360 supplements resources for a design and development studio. Since 2013, they provide backend support, touch screen capabilities, WordPress functionality, and assets in other technologies.

    “Their ability to understand complex requirements and produce results with very little oversight is impressive.”

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  • 15
    • Scheduling

      4.8
    • Quality

      4.8
    • Cost

      4.5
    • NPS

      5.0
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    • $10,000+
    • 50 - 249 employees
    • Washington, DC

    Manifest is an experience design and branded content marketing agency based in New York, with offices in St. Louis, Phoenix, and Washington, DC. The agency, founded in 2015, has more than 200 employees that enable them to provide content marketing through advertising, branding, and digital strategy.

    Clients

    • Primrose Schools
    • Delta
    • Hilton
    • JW Marriot

    Industries

    Notable Project

    Manifest ventured to help a university’s medical center establish itself as a healthcare expert across the country. They defined a digital strategy, leveraged paid social, and generated unique blog content.

    "They were very hands-on and had an excellent approach to project management."

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  • 16
    • $1,000+
    • 2 - 9 employees
    • Washington, DC

    Thor Social is a digital marketing agency based in Washington, DC, with offices in New York, Phoenix, Los Angeles, Miami, Atlanta, and Boston. The agency, founded in 2019, has a team of less than ten that provides social media marketing, SEO, PPC, advertising, email marketing, and web design services. Thor Social serves small and mid-market companies and institutions in various industries that include business services, consumer products & services, and education. 

    Clients

    • Beazer Homes USA
    • CatClar Investments
    • Medical360
    • Stryker

    Industries

    Notable Project

    Thor Social | Digital Marketing Agency manages digital marketing for a healthcare management company.  In addition to SEO and PPC, they handle Social media,  SMS text blasts, and email marketing.

    “They're meeting every single goal that we've tasked them with—every project on time or early.”

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  • 17
    • Scheduling

      4.2
    • Quality

      4.4
    • Cost

      4.8
    • NPS

      4.6
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    • $25,000+
    • 10 - 49 employees
    • Washington, DC

    Fifth Tribe is a digital agency based in Arlington, Va. Since 2012, their team of just over 10 has specialized in web development, advertising, branding, and much more for mainly mid-sized businesses.

    Clients

    • Oxfam America
    • EY
    • U.S. Air Force
    • The Vatican Challenge

    Industries

    Notable Project

    Fifth Tribe redesigned a website after conducting company research, interviews, and providing wireframes. They also created some of the written content for the site.

    “The updated design they delivered has already improved our bounce rate, which has helped with sales overall.”

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  • 18
    • $10,000+
    • 2 - 9 employees
    • Washington, DC

    Located in Washington, DC, Brand+Aid is a branding agency that specializes in advertising, branding, print design, and content marketing. Since 1999, the team of about 10 has been working with different clients in various industries including education, non-profits, and government services. 

    Clients

    • CDC
    • HHS
    • IRS
    • Medicare

    Industries

    Notable Project

    Brand+Aid has executed multifaceted ad campaigns for a number of malls and shopping centers. One project of note involved helping a renovated mall rebrand from the ground up, while coordinating with a local university that it served.

    "I recommend Brand+Aid to any clients or friends starting a new business on small marketing budgets."

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  • 19
    • $25,000+
    • 2 - 9 employees
    • Alexandria, VA

    Founded in 1991, ds+f (Don Schaaf & Friends, Inc.) is full service branding agency in Annapolis, Md. The agency's small team of 7 specializes in advertising, branding, and video production. 

    Clients

    • nVent
    • Pentair
    • Frontier Technologies
    • Kennametal

    Notable Project

    ds+f assisted with a complete brand overhaul for an annual trade show. Scope included logo design, imaging, advertising, and print design for attendee and exhibitor promotions.

    “I always felt like I was working with an expert.”

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  • 20
    • Scheduling

      4.5
    • Quality

      4.5
    • Cost

      3.5
    • NPS

      4.0
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    • $5,000+
    • 10 - 49 employees
    • Vienna, VA

    Atigro is a digital marketing and development company located in Vienna, Va. They were founded in 2003. The team of about 14 specializes in advertising, digital strategy, and SEO services. 

    Clients

    • Payroll Network
    • CyberRX
    • Sky Data Vault
    • Special Needs Alliance

    Industries

    Notable Project

    Atigro helped create brand messaging for a leadership training organization. They worked closely with the client to create a narrative that best explained the organization's mission and selling points.

    "I admired their willingness to take the trip, not just to take a brief and issue a document."

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  • 21
    • $25,000+
    • 2 - 9 employees
    • Fairfax, VA
    Advertising company The Creative Cartel was launched in 2021. The company provides advertising, branding, web design, graphic design, and more and has a small team.

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  • 22
    • Undisclosed
    • 2 - 9 employees
    • Alexandria, VA

    Joy Riot is a small advertising company located in Alexandria, Virginia. The team provides advertising, branding, marketing strategy, media planning & buying, and more.

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  • 23
    • $5,000+
    • 2 - 9 employees
    • Washington, DC

    DFFRNTWRLD® is a lifestyle brand creative agency based in Washington D.C. with more than two employees. Since their founding in 2008, they have offered advertising, branding, and marketing strategy solutions for clients in the fields of advertising and arts.

    Clients

    • CAVALHEIRO
    • Nipsey Hussle
    • Atlantic Records
    • Def Jam

    Industries

    Notable Project

    DFFRNTWRLD® was hired to create brand identity for a men's grooming service. They crafted a logo, made a color scheme, and developed an e-commerce website. 

    "They’re actually vested in our success."

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  • 24
    • $1,000+
    • 2 - 9 employees
    • Arlington, VA

    Founded in 2008, USA Marketing Pros is a web design company. Their small team is headquartered in Arlington, Virginia and offers web design, search engine optimization, advertising, social media marketing, and more.

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  • 25
    • Undisclosed
    • 10 - 49 employees
    • Silver Spring, MD

    Loebig Ink, LLC is a small advertising company. They focus on advertising, search engine optimization, social media marketing, and web design and were launched in 2010. The agency is headquartered in Silver Spring, Maryland.

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  • 26
    • $10,000+
    • 50 - 249 employees
    • Washington, DC
    SKDKnickerbocker is an advertising company. The midsize team is located in Washington, District of Columbia; New York, New York and Los Angeles, California. Their services include advertising, digital strategy, market research, and public relations.

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  • 27
    • $10,000+
    • 250 - 999 employees
    • Washington, DC
    PSB is a midsize PR company founded in 1975. Their team provides public relations, advertising, and branding. The company is based in Washington, District of Columbia; Seattle , ; New York, and India, India.

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  • 28
    • $5,000+
    • 50 - 249 employees
    • Alexandria, VA
    Purple Strategies is a PR agency. Their midsize team is headquartered in Alexandria, Virginia and Chicago, Illinois. The firm focuses on public relations, advertising, and market research. The firm was established in 2008.
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  • 29
    • Undisclosed
    • 50 - 249 employees
    • Washington, DC
    Qorvis Communications is a public relations company. They are in Washington, District of Columbia and have a midsize team that offers public relations, advertising, branding, social media marketing, and more. The firm was established in 2000.
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  • 30
    • $10,000+
    • 250 - 999 employees
    • Washington, DC

    GMMB is a PR and communications agency headquartered in Washington DC, with additional offices in Seattle, Wash., and San Francisco, Calif. Founded in 1983, GMMB's team of 300 focuses on at social media marketing, PR, and marketing strategy, primarily for nonprofit organizations. 

    Clients

    • World Health Organization
    • American Beverage Association
    • American Lung Association
    • Emily's List

    Industries

    Notable Project

    During the outbreak of the H1N1 virus in 2009, GMMB worked with a state department of heath to promote ways to prevent the spread of the virus. GMMB created a series of TV, online, print, and transit ads. During the next flu season, GMMB has continued the work by creating online videos and a jingle to promote general flu prevention. 

     

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